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Cairo blasts: 'Gunmen sprayed guards with bullets'

Five people have been killed and nearly 70 wounded after three blasts in the Egyptian capital that appeared to target the police force.

The attacks began with a powerful car bomb that exploded outside the police headquarters in central Cairo, killing four people and wounding 51.

One eyewitness said: "There were two passengers next to the driver and one of them threw a plastic bag inside the police building."

Within hours, two other blasts occurred elsewhere in the city, killing one person and injuring 15.

  • 24 Jan 2014
  • From the section World
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